Words are lenses and they shape the very foundation of our being - our thoughts. Lera Boroditsky advances this same idea in her great TED talk. Drawing on a number of studies, she shows how different the world looks like if you don't use words for left and right; how our brains react differently based … Continue reading Lera Boroditsky on how language shapes our thoughts
If you are going to listen to one thing these days, make it this episode of WorkLife with Adam Grant: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5mZWVkYnVybmVyLmNvbS9Xb3JrbGlmZVdpdGhBZGFtR3JhbnQ&episode=cHJ4XzEzMV85YWUwYmRlNS0wZWU2LTRkZjktYmQxZS1mMWEwYmM2Njk4MTA&ved=0CAsQzsICahcKEwjA3PHW4O7oAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ. The conversation, on the face of it, is about relationship and trust: "Work relationships are complicated. Who holds the power and why? What are effective ways to solve conflict? And how do you know … Continue reading Recommended podcast: Adam Grant speaks with therapist Esther Perel
The command-and-control model is dominant and pervasive, as the current situation clearly shows. There are other ways of changing behaviour, and ones that are a much better fit for purpose. Read on.
"Тhe quality of your life is a function of the quality of questions you ask yourself"
We are only as good as the questions we ask ourselves. See how the QBQ (Question Behind Question) framework can help you make better choices by asking better questions.
Stop chasing success and just do the verb. What an excellent and powerful piece on how a shift from the outcome to the process can help you succeed: https://nextbigideaclub.com/success-comes-stop-chasing/23236/
"In that moment, you are connected; you have placed a phone call directly into the past and heard an answering voice." https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-true-meaning-of-nostalgia
Instead of pointing to things that we can actually work on, judgement and bulling lump our whole selves into an indiscriminate mass of failure and rejection, leaving us ostracized and helpless. Read on to understand more about guilt and shame and how they relate to our propensity to commit crime, to depression, and to self-improvement: https://thecorrespondent.com/73/can-guilt-and-shame-ever-be-positive/978340671-863dd837.
"The foods you eat, your response to challenges, the amount of exercise you get, and many other factors appear to influence your telomeres and can prevent premature aging at the cellular level. One of the keys to enjoying good health is simply doing your part to foster healthy cell renewal."
A brilliant article on TED sheds light on how the way we tell our life stories impacts who we are. Dan McAdams, a psychologist at the Northwestern University, explains what 'narrative choices' are and how they shape our present and our future.